“The Art Of The Deal” Ghostwriter Speaks Out Against Trump

The ghostwriter behind Donald Trump's book "The Art Of The Deal" recently spoke out against Trump. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz (What the Flick?!) and John Iadarola (Think Tank) hosts of The Young Turks, break down the viral #GOPSoWhite hashtag from the YouTube Stage at the RNC. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Tony Schwartz, who was the ghost writer for Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, talks to the New Yorker:

“I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

If he were writing The Art of the Deal today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, The Sociopath."*

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59 Comments

  1. November 2015: “There is no way Trump is going to win the Primaries!”
    June 2016: “Ok Trump won the Primaries, but there is absolutely no way,
    that he is going to be President!”
    November 2016: “Well Trump is President now, but there is no chance that he
    will fire all those nukes!?”
    January 2017:” Well maybe the civilisation ended, but there is no way that
    we are listening to all those apes!”
    Febuary 2017:” Yes Sir, Mister Gorilla Sir!”

  2. So a Jewish guy, gave a scoop to the most liberal publication out there
    which is pro Hillary Clinton. .

    And we’re supposed to think this obvious political smear which is likely
    mutually beneficial for both parties is legit???

    How dumb do you think we are?

    I wonder maybe…just maybe an agenda is involved…maybe some major event
    involving politics and the public is happening soon…

  3. Tony Schwartz has already collected his shekkels now he virtue signals, if
    anyone here is guilty of sociopathy it’s him

  4. Has anyone noticed Ana’s hair grows too far across her forehead? What’s up
    with that?

    • +Tigi Juju

      I dunno, I would agree with you before Trump. But anyone who can’t see how
      painfully unqualified and bigoted Trump is cannot be just a person who
      doesn’t know better. They have to have something wrong with them no?

    • you know the saying. don’t contribute to malice what can easily be
      contributed to ignorance. something along this line

  5. Doesn’t surprise me at all! I have a personal story about Trump and how he
    behaved during a game of golf with one of my family friends. I would love
    to be able to explain it to you guys in more depth!

  6. paid trolls are doing a disservice to Trump.

    He bathes in attention, and paid trolls are doing it wrong by deflecting
    attention off him.
    It’s all about Trump. That’s how narcissist he is.

    • I thought all trolls got paid. Don’t they get a toll from people crossing
      their bridges?

  7. Wait. So Trump didn’t actually write the art of the deal? This is just
    another thing he’s slapped his name onto? I’m starting to wonder what, if
    anything, Trump does. It seems like he’s just a real estate franchise. The
    best that can be said for that is that he can spot talented people and
    delegate accordingly.

    • Well to be fair the ability to spot talented people and delegate
      accordingly is one of the best a president could have. He did go bankrupt
      several times though and inherited his fortune, so I dont think thats true.

    • if you are having trouble determining what Trump was involved in vs. just
      slapping his name on it.
      Did the company with his name go bankrupt?
      Yes: Trump had a hand in day to day operations which doomed the company.
      No: He attached his name and has nothing to do with it’s operation he just
      gets a paycheck from it as owner.

    • Hillary’s just as much a liar. There are only bad options in these
      Elections. But I admit that Hillary would be the better president, at least
      based on what we have seen so far.

    • +Dark Gomamon Any election your gonna get fucked. You pick the candidate
      that will at least use lube and kiss you when they are done.

  8. Whenever a country goes for the “strongman” leader it ends badly for them.
    Why? Because the voters assume the strongman will use his tough greedy
    personality to aid the country but they always just use that personality to
    aid themselves.

    • Trump’s support is about white superiority, not taxes. They don’t care
      about that.

    • +GoSu MonSteR It’s not about the hate filled sheep that worship Trump,
      that’s a small minority of the US. It’s about the vast majority of
      Americans that haven’t made up their minds yet. Show his tax records and
      his entire house of cards collapses.

  9. you guys ignored the Secret Service agent that wrote about hillary. But
    cheer this knob on just for hating trump? Pretty low guys.

    • +David Kenway “Yeah I know I remember the video.”

      Then why did you say they “ignored it” when you knew full well they made a
      video about it?

    • +David Kenway To be a ghost writer you actually have to spend time and talk
      with the guy, a secret service agent is chopping it up with who they’re
      protecting. I hate Clinton with a passion, but I take this story a lot more
      seriously than the secret servant agent because he’s actually been with
      Trump enough to know he’s a complete hack. If Trump is as arrogant as he
      lets off, I wouldn’t want to spend enough time with him to write a book.

  10. When the candidate’s strange, and he don’t look good- who you gonna call?
    Ghostwriters! (I ain’t afraid of no Trump.)

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